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- Nov 2021
I am, by calling, a dealer in words; and words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind. Not only do words infect, ergotise, narcotise, and paralyse, but they enter into and colour the minutest cells of the brain, very much as madder mixed with a stag’s food at the Zoo colours the growth of the animal’s antlers.
[...] words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.<br/> —Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) in "Surgeons and the Soul" address at the annual dinner of the Royal College of Surgeons, London, February 14, 1923.
- publication of address in book form: https://librarysearch.williams.edu/primo-explore/fulldisplay/01WIL_ALMA2192324460002786/01WIL_SPECIAL
- cross-reference: Cliffsnotes
- Review of speech/dinner: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1707037/